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How Christians Can Combat Racism Theologically After Charlottesville

A pair of scholars bring up a new and old approach. After the gathering of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Americans are re-examining the country’s racial tensions, past and present. It has prompted many evangelical leaders to...Show More Summary

Treasures in Heaven, Tchotchkes on Earth

What happens when our kids don’t want our heirlooms. We baby boomers love our stuff, and it seems many of us have cherished the notion that our kids will love our stuff, too. However, it turns out that a lot of our kids don’t want our...Show More Summary

One-on-One with David Hatcher on Theological Education for All

The Church in Brazil is growing through reproducible training. Ed Stetzer: Tell me a little about your burden for theological education in Brazil. How did that come about? David Hatcher: Jesus created the Church to be His school, from pre-school to PhD. Show More Summary

Is America’s Great Eclipse a Sign from God?

A reminder of humanity’s small part in God’s universe One day last week, a strange pack of 3D-like glasses showed up on our kitchen counter, and I remembered that on Monday, I will be in the direct path of a total solar eclipse. Where...Show More Summary

No, Christians Don’t See the Eclipse as a Sign of an Immediate Apocalypse (Except for a Few Odd Ones)

You will know when the end comes. Hello Christian leads with the headline, “Greg Laurie Explains the Prophetic Significance of the Solar Eclipse and North Korea.” Well, you can tell from the title of my article that I think seeing the eclipse as a sign is silly and unhelpful to the reputation of Christians. Show More Summary

Black and White Christian Leaders Lament Charlottesville

Conference call tries to turn ‘pain and anger’ into ‘resolve and commitment.’ They’re angry and sad and scared. About a dozen Christian leaders shared their reactions to Charlottesville on a Friday conference call organized by Civilitas...Show More Summary

The Centuries-Old Habits of the Heart

How our accomodation of sin found us out in Charlottesville. The tragic events in Charlottesville have captivated the attention of the nation, plunging us, yet again, into another period of deep soul-searching over our anguished racial history. Show More Summary

'House of Cards' Keeps Scraping the Bottom of Evil’s Barrel

After five seasons, it’s high time the Underwoods’ crimes come home to roost. This article contains potential spoilers for House of Cards, Seasons 1–5. Netflix’s House of Cards is now in danger of overstaying its welcome. At five seasons, the story feels bloated, its characters stretched thin. Show More Summary

5 Things You Should Know Before You Send Your Kid to College

A college administrator offers counsel on coming of age and higher ed. Twenty-seven years ago this month, my mother dropped me off at Gordon College for La Vida, Gordon’s required outdoor wilderness education program. She was sending me to the mountains to start my college career, and she did it with a brave face. Show More Summary

Without Action, We Are Hypocrites

Jesus isn’t impressed by our feelings of moral outrage at injustice. The influx of Jewish refugees into the United States during World War II led to a significant increase in the level of anti-Semitism in this country. The 1947 Academy...Show More Summary

Do We Need a Stronger Word for 'Faith'?

Why theologian Matthew Bates would have evangelicals profess ‘allegiance’ to Christ. I n his provocative book Salvation by Allegiance Alone, Matthew W. Bates expresses deep concern that Christians—particularly North American conservative evangelicals—misunderstand what the Bible means when it calls people to faith. Show More Summary

White Evangelicals Oppose Calls to Impeach Trump

President’s faithful want him to stay in office, and trust him on Russia. Even before the fallout over President Donald Trump’s remarks on the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, a growing number of Americans hoped to see the country’s 45th leader impeached. Show More Summary

State Department's Unusually Short Religious Freedom Update: ISIS Is Bad

Months late, the new Secretary of State quickly highlights ongoing genocide in the Middle East in intro to annual report. The US State Department kept its annual assessment of international religious freedom unusually short this year,...Show More Summary

Cover Story: Facing Our Legacy of Lynching

How a memorial could help lead America—and Christians—to repentance from a dark history. I n 1902 a black man named Alonzo Tucker was lynched from a bridge in the coastal town of Coos Bay, Oregon, a few hours south of my home. It is the only lynching on record in the state, and the limited known details were enough to catch my throat. Show More Summary

I’m a Rare Breed: An Elite Chess Player Who’s Open About His Faith

Why I follow Jesus publicly, even when people warn that my career will suffer. O n the small planet where elite chess players dwell, very few people worship Jesus Christ. If anyone discovers that you’re one of those “superstitious,” “narrow-minded idiots,” you’re likely to see nasty comments accumulate on your Facebook fan page. Show More Summary

Commentary: It’s Not Only Bullies Who Boast

We’re too quick to ignore one of Paul’s most persistent warnings. T his is a good year to think about boasting. That’s true for at least three reasons. Trivially, because American public discourse involves an unusual amount of boasting. Show More Summary

Are We Missing the Point of Spiritual Disciplines?

The goal isn't merely getting closer to God, but making a difference in everyday life. O ne crisp fall morning, I watched my son’s first-grade soccer team attempt to play soccer. Many of his teammates had not played the game before that season. Show More Summary

The Beginning of Dementia Isn’t the End of Grace

How the church can come to the aid of sufferers and their loved ones. I n the era of modern medicine, a great many human afflictions can be treated, if not cured outright. Medicines easily defeat diseases that once would have killed us, while prosthetics and pain-relief drugs help us adapt to disabling symptoms and incurable illnesses. Show More Summary

Interview: Keith and Kristyn Getty: Singing Isn’t Just for Sunday

Why congregational worship is a feast we prepare all week long. T he Christian musical landscape includes dozens of widely known worship leaders and recording artists but comparatively few hymn writers. Of these, Keith and Kristyn Getty are preeminent. Show More Summary

Parents of Prodigals: Let God Work on Your Anger and Fears

An excerpt from 'Hope for the Prodigal.' H aving a prodigal in our lives can expose us—in a good way—although the exposure doesn’t always feel beneficial at the start. We might not be prodigal ourselves, but ultimately, the crisis shows where we may have gone off the rails or developed false beliefs. Show More Summary

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